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PDF Attachment Remover

PDF format is currently the most popular file format for storing document content and displaying layouts. It has a good feature that PDF supports embedding attachment to a PDF file.

PDF Attachment Remover can help users remove attachments and save the attachments to a specified directory. With this program, you can easily manipulate attached files of a PDF.

PDF Attachment Remover is a cross-platform program that supports Windows, Mac OS and Linux operating systems. It has three versions for the three kinds of operating systems. The usages in different systems are similar, and this article is to present a usage of removing PDF attachments with the Mac OS version PDF Attachment Remover.

The downloaded package is a disk image, and you can mount or extract it to your Mac OS system. In the sub directory bin is the executable file. You can call the program in a terminal.

A basic usage rule of PDF Attachment Remover is

pdftoolbox <input files> [options] <-outfile output>

The text field input is to specify input PDF with attachments, output field is to specify a file name or a directory name to save target files. The field of options is for indicating options for operations.

The following line is a practical example of removing attachments of PDF.

pdftoolbox attached.pdf -detachfile -outfile att_dir

This command line detaches all attachments of PDF attached.pdf and save them to directory att_dir. If you have attached some files by mistake, you can use this command to detach them, and attach the right file to the PDF. Learn how to attach a file to a PDF, see the article of PDF Attachment Packer.

PDF Attachment Remover also supports other functions, and you can learn them by entering the command pdftoolbox without any options or arguments. A short manual will be displayed in the terminal window.

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